Riders and their Rides | Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 – Downhill

India’s IT hub Bengaluru, is also known for it’s alternative sports followers. The 3rd year of Bangalore Mountain Festival 2018 saw a good number of trail runners, cross country racers and downhill racers. We caught up with some of the gravity loving boys racing at the BMF “Balls of Steel” DH race to know more about their steeds.   Photos: © Kimaya Morye For more details on some of these bikes, checkout – Psynyde Bikes & Components Polygon Bikes India – Wheel Sports Specialized Bikes – Bums on the Saddle Giant Bicycles…

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Video: Bangalore Mountain Festival 2017 Recap

Earlier this year, the 2nd installment of the Bangalore Mountain festival took place near Nandi Hills, Bangalore. The Downhill race was definitely the highlight with riders from Bangalore, Pune, Nepal, Shillong, Mumbai, etc. All coming down for this event. It was pretty crazy to say the least. Here is a quick highlight reel. – Robin Conz

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2017 – MTB DownHill

One of the oldest Downhill mountain biking races of India, BBCh MTB Downhill, rolled out earlier this Sunday. Sharing the Bangalore Mountain Festival (BMF) course on Avathi Hills, on the outskirts of Bengaluru city, BBCh DH race saw a good turnout of mountain bikers along with roadies transitioning to DH! With more than 30 entrants over 4 categories, Sunday was on the rocks! With an overcast looming over the weekend, the racers expected a downpour on race day. But to everyone’s surprise, the sun peeped well through Sunday, keeping the rocky…

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Event Alert: BBCh 2017 Schedule

The 2017 season looks hot! Bangalore Bicycle Championships is one of the most anticipated race series of the country. With Road Cycling and Mountain Biking races spread across the year, BBCh has been able to give the cyclists a quality platform to improve their racing skills.

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Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – MTB Cross Country

Bengaluru has always been a mountain biker friendly town. With the growing number of races within the city, the rider’s have improved rapidly. Earlier this week, the “Bangalore Bicycle Championship – MTB Cross Country” rounds rolled out around the well known Avati Hills. Located at the same venue as this year’s new event – Bangalore Mountain Festival. Set on a 4.6 kms trail around the hills, the course was way better than what the CFI (Cycling Federation of India) scopes. Decent amount of flat pedally bit and some good downhill sections, unlike…

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Bangalore Bicycle Championships 2016 – MTB DownHill

Words: Ignatius Chen \\ Photos: Robin Conz, Aayush Basavesh, Veloscope. A beautiful Sunday morning with heavy clouds, slick rocks and grippy soil. With some of India’s top descenders in attendance, breeze on the quite Avathi Hills in Bengaluru whirled out last weekend. The Bangalore Bicycle Championship 2016 – Downhill comp raised the speed bar yet again. Lets get to know the race course first. This is a new trail on the out skirts of Bengaluru town, cooked up by Bangalore Mountain Festival‘s Sunil Nanjappa and our trail correspondent Ajay Padval. The…

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Event Alert: Bangalore Bicycle Championships – MTB DH 2015

The ‘Bangalore Bicycle Championships’ (Karnataka, India) has been around for a while. By the riders for the racers, BBCh includes Road, MTB XC and DH. After skipping the 2014 DH round, the BBCh DH Race is back! For 2015, Bengaluru/Pune crew have cooked up a better course than the previous ‘Turahalli’ descent. The new ‘Nandi Hill’ course will include few fun berms and jumps as well as a longer flat pedaling section! At approximately 2km in distance the Nandi course is apt for amateurs and experts alike. So hardtails, AM and DH rigs are all suitable for…

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